Neat old Chicken Video

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by FutureChickenMan, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
  2. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Ok I may be dating myself here, but I think I remember that film when I was in grammar school. :eek:

    ETA: I liked it very much. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2008
  3. silkhope

    silkhope Songster

    Apr 30, 2007
    Pittsboro, NC
    That voice was used on every educational film! LOL!
    Thanks for sharing that, I enjoyed it!
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Wow, those are some "fat" leghorns! Shows what 50 years of selective breeding does to them!

    They get to free roam back in the day. Reminds me of old pictures of my grandpa with his chickens. LOL
  5. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Me too! I swear saw that in grammar school!
  6. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
    Quote:That's what I was thinking. I saw some vids on youtube talking about how the leghorn hens have been bred in to the egg machines we have today. Wish I could remember which video it was, but anyway, they were saying something to the affect that leghorns from 40-50 years ago layed about 100 eggs per year. Now, the production egg layers are pushing 300+/- per year.

    I was talking to one of my co-workers today about chickens and eggs and all that. When he found out the chicken in the market grows to butcher weight in 6-8 weeks I thought he was gonna have a heart attack. Within another 1/2 hour of the conversation, he was asking where to buy chickens to raise his own.

    Little bit of info goes a loooong way.
  7. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    Those were some REAL chickens! [​IMG]
  8. Louise

    Louise Hatching

    Mar 14, 2008
    There's also a clip of an egg hatching in an incubator from the earlier film here :

    I'm not sure if it is the same voice though [​IMG]
  9. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    That was great! Thanks for sharing!
  10. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Kingman, AZ
    That was cool! Broodiness has pretty much been bred out of them ,now, hasn't it?

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